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Bishop Grosseteste University UK eligibility criteria

Original building of 1841 at Bishop Grosseteste University

For people who want to study abroad but do not have a stellar academic record, Bishop Grosseteste University is perfect for these students. Established in 1862, as an Anglican teacher training college for women. Marking the universities centenary in 1962, they changed it to its current name in honour of Robert Grosseteste, the thirteenth-century scientist, philosopher, educator, and the then Bishop of Lincoln.


BGU has many courses as we can we in the picture there are many programmes for each and every aspirant for undergrad and masters.

Bishop Grosseteste University is located in Lincoln and is approximately a one hour journey by road. The teacher to student to ratio is 1:20 enhancing the focus on students.

at BG Conference & Events has a wide variety of meeting rooms available to hire, meeting is large or small, have something to suit every budget.

Set in uphill Lincoln, the campus offers a varied and unique setting for your meeting. With an eclectic mix of old and new buildings, and all modern equipment, BG Conference & Events provides a range of flexible options.

The Centre for Enhancement in Learning and Teaching (CELT) is dedicated to developing teaching and learning across BGU. CELT is comprised of staff working in Learning Development, Digital Learning and Student Engagement.


BGU has a variety of on and off-campus options open for an Aspirant:

  • Wickham Hall is the newest on-campus accommodation, comprising groups of contemporary en-suite cluster flats
  • Constance Stewart Hall is the largest on-campus accommodation block, comprising 91 study bedrooms split over 4 floors
  • Crosstrend House is in an uphill location within a short walk of BGU and the city centre
  • Cloud Houses: Accommodation just 5-10 minutes walk from BGU


The Library is a communal space where students come to study, gather information and seek advice & guidance.

  • Social Study Suite – Is designed for group work and incorporates five large seminar rooms.
  • Silent Study Suite – For those who wish to work in silence and incorporates four study booths.
  • 24/7 IT Suite

The IT Services Helpdesk is the first line of support with all computer and equipment enquiries and issues, from the applications on the computers to general IT issues, and printing and copying help. If they cannot solve your problem then it will be referred to the IT Services technical department.

The eligibility criteria for undergrad courses at BGU is

Undergraduate Standard 12 (from any accredited board) 60% average


Postgraduate Bachelor of Arts/Science/Commerce OR a Professional Bachelor degree 50% or above, a GPA of 6 or above on a 10 point scale, or a GPA of 4 or above on a 7 point scale


STUDENT VISA ROUTES IELTS Trinity ISE (can only be taken in the UK) LanguageCert Pearson PTE Academic Skills for English
Undergraduate For direct entry, A minimum IELTS score of level 6 with a minimum of 5.5 across all sections.

Students with a score of Level 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 across all sections, can gain entry to a course but will be required to take part in a programme of in-sessional support, which will be subject to a further fee of £750.

ISE II with

distinction in all four components

Overall B2 with 33/50 in each component Overall score of 50

with no less than 42 in any of the communicative skills

To be confirmed
Postgraduate (Taught) A minimum requirement of IELTS level 6.5 with a minimum of 6 in all four components. ISE III with

a pass in all four components

Overall B2 with 39/50 in each component Overall score of 58

with no less than 50 in any of the communicative skills

To be confirmed
PGCE A minimum requirement of IELTS level 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in speaking and writing, and 6.0 in listening and reading. Not accepted Not accepted Not accepted Not accepted
Postgraduate (Research)

As Postgraduate research courses are accredited by the University of Leicester, BGU use their English Language requirements.


6.5 overall with no less than 5.5 in any component.

(English or Health-related)

7.0 overall with no less than 6.0 in any component.

Not accepted Not accepted Overall score of 61

With no less than 51 in any of the communicative skills

Not a

Applicants required to complete a SELT should meet the University’s minimum overall requirements and minimum scores in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Additionally, the test should have been undertaken within two years of the intended start date of the course.

Postgraduate Diplomas (PGDip) and Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) qualifications obtained from recognized UK universities within the UK are not acceptable as a SELT. English language conditions can only be waived if you have been awarded a full master’s degree from a recognized UK university within the UK.